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June 28. 2014 7:43PM

Merrimack driver, 74, crashes into post office

MERRIMACK - No one was hurt when a Merrimack man accidentally crashed his car into the front of the Merrimack Post Office Friday afternoon.

Emergency responders were called to the post office shortly after 3:30 p.m. Police said the driver, Stuart Ruhl, 74, of Profile Drive had already extracted his 2000 Toyota Camry from the building entrance by the time they arrived.

The glass doors of the building were shattered by the impact, but Ruhl escaped injury. Police are investigating what led up to the crash.

Fiery crash I95 crash leads to lane closure

PORTSMOUTH - A fiery crash on northbound Interstate 95 snarled traffic, but the drivers escaped injury, police said.

The crash happened shortly before noon near Exit 5, state police said.

A 2010 Nissan Sentra driven by David Collamor, 26, of Braintree, Mass., was stopped in heavy traffic when it was rear-ended by a Dodge Grand Caravan driven by Douglas Cormier, 38, of Portsmouth, according to a news release. The van caught fire and was quickly engulfed in flames.

All lanes of the interstate were closed for about 10 minutes, and then traffic was reduced to one lane for about 43 minutes, police said.

"This resulted in a significant traffic backup on Interstate 95 northbound," the release stated.

Responding to the crash were emergency responders from state police, Portsmouth police and fire, and the state Department of Transportation. State police are asking anyone with information to contact Trooper Shupe from Troop A at 223-8490.


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